200 FLORA INDICA. of the province, is elevated 5500 feet, the lake of Naini-tal 6500, of Bhim-tal 4000. Binsar, a mountain of the interior region and a well known botanical station, is^elevated, we believe, about 7500. •For farther particulars we must refer ta Captain E. Stra- ehey*s account of the provinces of Kumaon and Garhwal in the Journal of the .Geographical Society of London (May, 1851) . The vegetation of Kumaon appears to afford rather a rapid •transition from the humidity of Nipal to the drier provinces tether west. Its flora, according to Strache/s and .Winter- bottom's excellent collections, includes ftdly two thousand flowering plants, — a much larger number than are to be found in an equal area anywhere to the westward, though consider- ably fewer than to the eastward. Amongst the natural orders we* have examined in detail, the following species find their eastern limit in Kumaon, so far as is at present known : — Thalictrum faimftor-wi. m Corydalis &ovaniana. Qtygr&pbis polypetala. „ jlabellata. Eanunculus hirtellus. Pyrus "baccata. Trollius acaulis. Eubus saxatilis. Acjiiilegia vulgaris. Potentilla alpe$tri$. Delphinium denttdqtim. Q-etim wrbwum, ,? wcanum. Spiraea sorbifoUa. „ rantwcutifoUim. Daphne oleoides. „ JSjasthmirianvm., Celtis eriocwrpa. . Aconitiun Zycoctomm. Corylus Qolwrna. ,, Iteteroptyllim. Quercus Im&ta* Proonia qfficmalis. Cedrus Deodara. Papaver dulium. Cupressus torulosa. Meconopsis aculeate*. Juniperus communis. Of Eastern Himalayan plants which have not hitherto been traced to the westward of Kumaon there are : — Clematis greuri&flora. Thalictrum elegans. „ acuminata.